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How often should you take bismuth subsalicylate?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Age? indication?: If you're >12 years old, for acute diarrhea, the dose is 2 tabs or 30 ccs every 30-60 minutes as needed with a 24 hour maximum of 16 tabs or 240 ccs. For h. Pylori infection, the dose is 2 tabs or 30 ccs four times a day for 10-28 days. If you have kidney disease, you should avoid it all together or be under medical supervision.

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A 41-year-old female asked:

Can I take simethone with pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate)?

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Dr. David Ziring
Pediatric Gastroenterology 22 years experience
Yes: Simethicone breaks up gas bubbles. Peptobismol is bismuth and aspirin, meant to soothe your stomach and improve diarrhea. There is no interaction between the two.

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